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Apology Letter
Sikh clergy likely to meet on June 27

Amritsar, June 22
Akal Takht is likely to hold a crucial meeting on June 27 here to discuss the fresh apology letter sent by Dera Sacha Sauda chief in a sealed envelop. The meeting of the Sikh high priests could not be held before June 24 - the date fixed for hardliners to take out the protest march - because Jathedar Vedanti had gone to Canada.

SGPC chief Avtar Singh ‘Cancel march’ 
Bathinda, June 22 
With a view to maintaining law and order throughout the state, president of the SGPC Avtar Singh today asked the Khalsa Action Committee (KAC) to cancel its proposed protest march to be taken out on June 24. The SGPC chief said members of the KAC should cancel their march as their leader Paramjit Singh Sarna had already dissociated himself from the march.

Oppn propaganda a farce: Badal
Chandigarh, June 22
Stating that no innocent person will be sent to jail and no false case registered against anyone, Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today cautioned the opposition against resorting to cheap gimmicks like wearing black robes or clanging steel plates with spoons.

Fatehgarh Sahib

Question Hour
Quota in jobs for border youth sought
Chandigarh, June 22
While intervening on issues related to the youth of the border areas in the state assembly today, Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal said his government would examine the legal possibility of reserving jobs for them.

Remarks against Dalit woman
Inspector, ASI booked
Bagha Purana, June 22
The Bagha Purana police registered a case against inspector Harjinder Singh and ASI Satwant Singh for allegedly passing derogatory remarks about the caste of a Dalit woman Sarbjit Kaur of Mallianwala village, 20 km from here, today.

Raninder, Raminder do not keep date with vigilance
Ludhiana, June 22
Fear of arrest seems to have kept away two close relatives of Capt Amarinder Singh from appearing before the Vigilance Bureau today in the City Centre scam here today.

5 factory workers die after drinking contaminated water
Hoshiarpur June 23
As many as five migrant workers of Mahavir Spinning Mill died under mysterious circumstances after allegedly consuming water from a water dispenser installed at the mill.




‘Amarinder behind disturbances’
Bathinda, June 22
President of the All-India Anti-Terrorist Front Maninderjit Singh Bitta today demanded a CBI inquiry to ascertain the alleged role of former Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh and president of the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee Paramjit Singh Sarna in spoiling the peaceful atmosphere of the state with regard to the dera issue. He was here today to express views on the hot issue.


LPG cylinders: No home delivery from July 2
Jalandhar, June 22
Serious trouble is in store for lakhs of LPG consumers as all 400 dealers in the state have decided not to home deliver LPG cylinders from July 2 to save themselves from allegations of underweight deliveries, overcharging, rude behaviour by delivery boys and delayed supplies.

Ban vulgar ads: Chawla
Chandigarh, June 22
Health minister Luxmi Kanta Chawla said today that the vulgar display of advertisements depicting women as commodities should immediately be banned while the dignity, integrity, honour and prestige of women must be maintained at all costs.

After dera’s hot issue, a cool one
Canals flowing to full capacity
Ludhiana, June 22
After a long time the canals across the state, particularly in the Malwa region, are flowing to full capacity. Even in the southern districts like Bathinda and Mansa, canals are running full. The abundance of the water in canals is attributed to the huge water reserves in the Bhakra and Pong dams.
The Sidhwan canal flowing up to the brim in Ludhiana.
The Sidhwan canal flowing up to the brim in Ludhiana. —A Tribune photograph

Theatre couple honoured
Patiala, June 22  
The Rotary International District 3090’s Patiala observed their 3250th session by honouring theatre couple Sunita and Pran Sabharwal at a hotel here today.

Press club office-bearers installed
Fatehgarh Sahib, June 22
The recently constituted district press club held its first meeting here today. The team of newly elected office-bearers was formally installed during the meeting.

SAD leader Bachhal remembered
Lalru, June 22
The fourth death anniversary of SAD leader Baseshar Singh Bachhal was observed here today.

Companies hire 102 Punjabi varsity students
Patiala, June 22
The University College of Engineering (UCoE), Punjabi University, Patiala, has witnessed an unprecedented number of placements in reputed national and international companies.

College ties up with NZ institute
Fatehgarh Sahib, June 22
Desh Bhagat Institute of Management and Computer Sciences, Mandi Gobindgarh, has tied up with Waarariki Institute of New Zealand for provision of various job-oriented diploma courses for the local students.


Order on Chahal’s bail plea reserved
Patiala, June 22
The CJM here today reserved the order on the bail application of B.I.S. Chahal for tomorrow.

DCs told to conduct mahila lok adalats
Chandigarh, June 22
The Punjab State Commission for Women has asked deputy commissioners to conduct “Parivarik Mahila Lok Adalats (PMLA)”. DCs have been asked to coordinate with NGOs and organise at least one such adalat for the resolution of disputes.

Third law commission soon
Chandigarh, June 22
Punjab will soon have its third law commission headed by a former judge of the Punjab and Haryana High Court.


Bt cotton crop damaged
Abohar, June 22
The Bt cotton crop sown in more than 300 acres of land at Bahawalbassi village located near the city bypass has been damaged as the authorities have failed to make any arrangements to drain out rain water even after six days, farmers here rued.

Farmers’ debt relief board suggested
Chandigarh, June 22
Legislation to control the activities of both travel agents and property dealers and the setting up of an education regulatory authority as well as a debt relief board for farmers were among the suggestions made during the discussion on the budgetary proposals in the Punjab Vidhan Sabha today.


2 murders by Mohali resident
Moga, June 22
A Mohali resident, along with an unidentified person, allegedly committed two murders at Muktsar and here today.

Raid on shop, drugs seized
Patiala, June 22
The local police along with a team of health department, constituted by the Civil Surgeon, raided Dr Cheema’s shop at the Rajpura bus stand here today.


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